I burn about 400 less calories each day at my current workplace compared to where I worked before and my weight loss has ceased. Â Standing at an Instron has been replaced by spreadsheets and walking across the building to bullshit has been replaced by yet more spreadsheets. Â My solution was to build a Â standing desk from the design I found here and I raided an Ikea to get the parts to assemble one. Â Yesterday evening I assembled the stand and today I brought it onto the Regional Rail line to get it to work. Â The day after Christmas saw light traffic and few people gave me guff about the snow plow/censor box that I had held around my waste to keep it from moving in the jangling train. Â I then walked it through Suburban Station, past the clothespin, up an escalator, and into an elevator. Â Placed upon my desk, here it is:
The desk didn’t quite prove to be tall enough so I propped it up with reams of paper. Â The laptop to the left is held up with a 10 ream paper box and things seemed pretty comfortable for the first three hours or so.
Then I made a critical miscalculation by putting on these:
I had meant to try ice skating at the UPenn rink earlier, but this was the first day I had scheduled the time to do so. Â I had stood for three hours then went ice skating for two. Â The benches on the SEPTA car have never proven more comfortable.
The rest of the day passed without much pain but I was quite glad to again sit when I took the train home.